I am Maura Ballard, Miss Aggieland's Outstanding Teen. I will be competing for Miss Texas' Outstanding Teen this summer and look forward to the chance to represent the Miss America Organization and the people of the great state of Texas. This is an amazing opportunity to further my education and gain critical communication and leadership skills. My hope is to use my title as Miss Aggieland's Outstanding Teen and, hopefully, Miss Texas' Outstanding Teen, to create awareness for individuals with ADD/ADHD. This is an issue that is near to my heart because I was diagnosed with ADHD as an elementary student and have overcome many struggles to be where I am today. Some people are under the misconception that ADD/ADHD is a behavioral issue, but it is actually a developmental disorder that is characterized by inattentiveness, lack of focus, and impulsiveness. However, many symptoms of ADD/ADHD can be controlled with the help of doctors/therapists providing coping skills, medicine, and dietary changes.
Each year, the Miss Texas Organization is proud to present the Miss Texas Competition Magazine. This magazine is made available for advertisement by businesses, families and volunteers who want to promote their company, show support and wish their competing candidate Good Luck by purchasing a Magazine Showcase Page.
Our magazine is seen by tens of thousands across the nation, is sold all year long and is a popular coffee table accessory that may be viewed through out the year. Each candidate competing for the job of Miss Texas or Miss Texas' Outstanding Teen, sets a goal of how many magazine showcase pages she wants dedicated just to her. Thank you in advance for your support.